One guy yakking about how how many cannajobs could be created, how much cannatax could be collected, and how much cannabiz could be conducted is a lone voice howling in the wilderness; when another wolf joins in, all of a sudden you’ve got yourselves a movement.
The curious case of the Empire State and its progressive-or-regressive-depending-on-who-you-talk-to governor Andrew Cuomo. MMJ “activists” vilify him for his failure to anoint the sick and dying as a privileged, weed-worthy group … yet Governor Cuomo may be more passionate about preventing racially-profiled arrests than anyone.
Despite mounting evidence to the contrary, certain “esteemed economists” have made careers out of furnishing false information like, “Marijuana is no cash cow” — and mainstream media compliantly chews the cud.
Unassailable data from the Colorado Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division which registers support workers and the US Census suggests there are 324,440 pot-ential cannajobs possible in the US without factoring in demand for recreational or industrial pot! Did that get your attention?
Cannabis’ multifaceted nature cries out for a new breed of specialist, a cross between an economist and a botanist, self-trained to evaluate the economic firepower of a magical herb.
“Winning” limited medical marijuana initiatives — as opposed to repealing prohibition — invites legislators into a vicious cycle of creating, editing, and deleting whatever proposition or referendum you voted for after the fact. That insures endless regulatory skirmishes until the end of days.
Greetings Cannabis Commerce fans on five continents! Things have been too quiet here for the past few months. It’s time to emerge from the silence and explain what’s been going on.
Pro-pot, progressive-minded voters of NEO (northeast Ohio), are you envious of the tremendous legalization inroads made in pioneering states like Colorado? Well, with the benefit of a couple years worth of hindsight, you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to actually improve upon legalization models developed by California and Colorado.
When I began writing Cannabis Commerce in the USAback in February, free enterprise — cannabis style — was in full swing. And things were really swinging in my neighborhood, South Denver, as it played catch-up to Santa Monica, CA, which had a head start and lots of forward momentum. It looked like the choke collar was off the industry for good.